Sunday, November 19, 2006

David Scher opened at Pierogi Gallery last night. Fanfrickentastic show! I first came across Davids work in the early 90's when he was doing installations of scattered drawings, paintings and sculptures at Jack Tilton gallery. he began scaling up the paintings a few years ago (the painting shown here is 60"x84") and they just get better and better. The centerpiece is a painting called Practice World It shows a city scape becomming one infinite building like Pieter Bruegel's Tower of Bable. It's elegant and humorous, slightly abject, with pitch perfect color, and a delicate touch that's very much Scher's signature mark. There is something in the manner David paints which reminds me of Maurice Pendergast or Vuillard. The picture is drawn with a wash of a warm grisalle and then details are scumbled back into the picture with a light touch. Practice World is a beautiful painting and I dig the idea David is dealing with "that this “might just be practice for something else or...that through drawing the world one learns the world.” Nice. Congrats David.

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this looks great. i'm going to see. it's reallly different from what I remember of his work. interesting. thanks for posting on it. sometimes i miss what is going on at pierogi. shame on me.
ps. i went on a coast-to-coast bender this weekend.
the first work is stunning even in jpeg. Thanks for sharing corns.

FB, were you a jet setting cocktailer this weekend?
yea C2C! I have some catching up to do on my drive up to Bard tomorrow.
hey krixy!
I will have to see these. I am so bad about getting to billyburg galleries. But I like these and want to see the surfaces.
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